A TikTok video has gone viral for depicting exactly how stinking rich Jeff Bezos is, and it has blown my fucking mind.
We all know Jeff Bezos has too much money. $116 billion USD, to be precise.
In case you weren’t already aware, that is an unfathomable amount of wealth. Most of us can’t even comprehend *just* how rich Bezos actually is.
A 32-year-old e-commerce consultant named Humphrey Yang recently posted a video to his financial literacy TikTok account, in which he used rice to show what $100,000, $1 million and $1 billion actually looks like.
It’s truly fascinating stuff.
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Most of us are on less than $100,000 per year, so it can be easy to just lump every rich guy into one category. Millionaire? Billionaire? Who cares, eat them all!
But this video is a truly eye-opening look at the insane wealth imbalance in the world.
After the success of the first video, Humphrey decided to specifically show how much money Bezos has. Spoiler alert: it is too much money.
One grain of rice is equal to $100,000. While most of us have a fraction of a single grain, Mr Bezos has enough to feed the whole damn country.
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Jeff Bezos has 26kg of rice.
Let that sink in.
TWENTY SIX KILOGRAMS.
I have less than one grain of rice and this guy has 26kg.
Naturally, Twitter went wild over this video because we’re out here working our asses off for a measly half-grain of rice while Bezos could feed the whole damn village.
I can’t stop thinking about that rice illustration that person did to show how rich Bezos is, using each grain of rice as a symbol of 100K, and how many people I know who don’t even have 1 grain. Like the lowest unit of measurement in the illustration is still beyond us.????????
— ???????????????????? (@thetrudz) February 28, 2020
If $100k – enough to radically transform most Americans’ lives for the better – were a single grain of rice, we can make piles to see the difference between what a “wealthy” working professional has vs what the abominably, avariciously rich, such as Jeff Bezos, have. https://t.co/b23F7i8rYx
— JD (@donutdisaster) February 28, 2020
How do we expect Jeff Bezos to pay all these taxes when the guy only has like 2 large bags of rice.
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) February 29, 2020
Even presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren got in on the action, using it to exemplify how much tax Bezos would be paying if she wins the 2020 election.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 29, 2020
If this isn’t a sign that we need to eat the rich, I don’t know what is.Image: Getty Images / Emma McIntyre | TikTok / Humphreytalks